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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffI Am Gen X Date: Jun 5, 2012 5:25am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Easy Copyright question (for House on Haunted Hill)

You are awesome. I asked that question a few days ago and got no answer and this was EXACTLY the info I was looking for. Can I tell you that I love you and not sound weird doing it? Ah, who cares. I love you! - Gen :)

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Poster: retro guy Date: Jun 11, 2012 4:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Easy Copyright question (for House on Haunted Hill)

The music in this "public domain" film have been renewed, whilst the film itself is public domain?

Type of Work: Music
Registration Number / Date: RE0000309723 / 1986-11-17
Renewal registration for: EU0000546955 / 1958-10-20
Title: House on Haunted Hill. From House on Haunted Hill. w Richard Kayne, m Richard Loring.
Copyright Claimant: Richard Kayne & Richard Loring (A)
Variant title: House on Haunted Hill
Names: Kayne, Richard
Loring, Richard

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Jun 11, 2012 4:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Easy Copyright question (for House on Haunted Hill)

I don't believe that specific song actually appears in the theatrically released version of the film.

Even if it does, as a registered unpublished musical work, it would have effectively been published within the film, which would mean it was published with a 1959 copyright notice. This could render the renewal invalid.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffI Am Gen X Date: Jun 11, 2012 4:24pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Easy Copyright question (for House on Haunted Hill)

Did you mean, perhaps, to send that to Video Cellar and not me, as he's the one who provided its status?

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